Which Bikini Style is Right for My Body Shape?
Which Bikini Style is Right for My Body Shape?07/03/2018 By southbeach
So many bikinis so little time! Don't know where to start? Our body shape guide is designed to help you find the bikini that is right for you so you can feel and look fab from poolside to seaside.
Ladies with an hourglass figure can be curvy or slim, but both have a defined waist and hips are about the same width as the shoulders. You have a great bust and a lovely bottom (lucky you), and you suit most styles of swimwear!
Halter neck bikinis
The rectangle babe generally has a small bust and narrow hips, and is straight up and down with very few curves. If this is you, shop for swimwear that can create an illusion of curves or accentuate what you’ve got up top. Any way to create more interest in the bust area, or to add more volume to your hips is a winner.
Bikinis with ruching / frills
Padded bikini tops
Bikini bottoms with tie sides
Fab apples have a voluptuously round profile, and usually have more weight up top. They often have a big bust and a less defined waist, and will want to find bikini bottoms that provide a bit of extra coverage for the tummy area. Opt for flattering fabrics and always make the most of what you have!
Bikinis with dark / solid colours
Long tankini tops
High waist bikini bottoms
If you’re a perfect pear, you are usually heavier in your lower half. Your hips, legs and bottom will carry more weight, whilst you may have a small bust and narrow shoulders. The key to finding flattering swimwear is to use fabric and the power of patterns to balance out your proportions…..always drawing attention to your top half.
Patterned bikini tops (with plain bottoms)
Padded bikini tops
Bikini tops with ruching / frills
Low cut bottoms
For gorgeous girls who are top heavy, finding the right support is key. Avoid strapless, bandeau or string bikinis. Instead shop for tops that will give you the lift you need, and rebalance your smaller bottom half with patterns or embellishments.
Cupped bikini tops
Underwired bikini tops
Patterned briefs (with plain top)